You don't have to be big to lead, as Midway showed by outlawing discrimination against people who are gay or transgender.
The Woodford County town of about 1,700 is the eighth Kentucky city to enact a fairness ordinance.
Mayor Grayson Vandegrift said he proposed the addition to the city's civil rights code after learning that people could be fired, evicted or denied public service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
With its lively restaurant and picturesque downtown shopping scene dependent on visitors and tourists, it makes economic sense for Midway to throw out a welcome mat to all.
More important, the Midway council has affirmed the value and rights of all individuals to fully participate in our society. That's an important message that will echo beyond Midway's cozy boundaries.
Midway joins Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Danville, Covington, Morehead and the even smaller Vicco in Perry County in enacting local fairness laws.